Hummm, interesting observation about the 90 minute duration. Almost the 1st think E. said to me was the idea of "reading books backwards and guessing what comes before." Taken as an analogy of diagnosis a client, it makes ultimate sense. We meet the "last chapter" that has been written to date in the lives of the people we meet. A keen observation of cues can provide the details that had to be "written" to bring the story to its current point. Using literature to train this intuition and logic was one of E.'s favorite devices....and very effective I think. For the training of drama and metaphor I have noticed it is useful guess the outcome of a movie or TV drama within the 1st shortest possible period. My wife Carol and I compete to do this with accuracy before the other devines it. Don't worry, it's usually more fun to watch the story unfold because you are analyzing it's devices and not lulled or "hypnotized" by it. And if you like your prediction you "go" with it and if you don't you avoid the accompanying dissapointment (ala Sophie's Choice, etc.).
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